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Old man lighting a fag

Of colourful desert festivals, blue cities and pristine lake palaces (Rajasthan, India)

February 26th 2011
(Day 1058 on the road) "Sir, what is your good name?" When I first heard this question here in India, I was somewhat puzzled. What, indeed, was my good name? Did I have a badone as well? Do Indian people have two names, one good, one bad? Might I in the end have to adopt a second name? Like these little encounters, there are many things that are just that tiny bit different ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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